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Several lines of evidence suggest that medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferent neurons modify cochlear output to improve signal detection in noise. In animal models, stimulation of MOC efferents reduces the amount of compression in basilar membrane (BM) growth functions. Linearization of BM growth functions may assist in extending the neural response to the(More)
In New Zealand and Australia, the BRACElet project has been investigating students' acquisition of programming skills in introductory programming courses. The project has explored students' skills in basic syntax, tracing code, understanding code, and writing code, seeking to establish the relationships between these skills. This ITiCSE working group report(More)
We describe an experience using online multimedia instruction and just-in-time teaching in an introductory programming course. Survey data has shown that students are strongly in favour of the approach. A series of screencasts was developed to replace the traditional lecture component of the course. Students were asked to review a small number of(More)
Cochlear implants have been one of most successful electronic devices implanted to human bodies to convert mechanical signals to electronic signals to stimulate auditory nerves to react. The current flow in the region of the cochlear is the key to determine the performance of Cochlear implants. One of the efforts could be made to reduce current leakage into(More)
This paper outlines ProSynth, an approach to speech synthesis which takes a rich linguistic structure as central to the generation of natural-sounding speech. We start from the assumption that the acoustic richness of the speech signal reflects linguistic structural richness and underlies the percept of naturalness. Naturalness achieved by paying attention(More)
The current conduction pathways resulting from monopolar stimulation of the cochlear implant were studied by developing a human electroanatomical total head reconstruction (namely, HEATHER). HEATHER was created from serially sectioned images of the female Visible Human Project dataset to encompass a total of 12 different tissues, and included computer-aided(More)
Numerical studies indicate that the FitzHugh–Nagumo system exhibits stable traveling pulses with os-cillatory tails. In this paper, the existence of such pulses is proved analytically in the singular perturbation limit near parameter values where the FitzHugh–Nagumo system exhibits folds. In addition, the stability of these pulses is investigated(More)
GOAL To validate a new electroanatomical model of the implanted guinea pig cochlea against independently obtained in vivo voltage tomography data, and evaluate the validity of exist-ing modeling assumptions on current paths and neural excitation. METHODS An in silico model was generated from sTSLIM images and analyzed in COMSOL Multiphysics. Tissue(More)
This paper presents results of a phonetic analysis of instances of lexical self-repair drawn from a corpus of spontaneous Dutch speech. The analysis addresses questions concerning the phonetic details of prosodic marking in self-repair and its conditioning factors. In particular, it examines the relevance of semantic, temporal and frequency-related factors(More)